LING058 - Lang & Social Identity: Language and Social Identity

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Lang & Social Identity: Language and Social Identity
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING058301
Course number integer
58
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
undergraduate
Description
Language is an important part of both human cognition as well as social organization. Our identities, our societies, and our cultures are all informed by and how we use language. Language interacts with the social, political and economic power structures in crucial ways. This course will focus on the ways in which language and the social facts of life are dependent upon each other. In this course, we will examine issues related to class, race, gender, culture and identity, as well as how language exists to both challenge and uphold systems of power.
Course number only
058
Use local description
No

LING001 - Intro To Linguistics

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
920
Title (text only)
Intro To Linguistics
Term session
2
Term
2020B
Subject area
LING
Section number only
920
Section ID
LING001920
Course number integer
1
Registration notes
Course Meets with Synchronous, Remote Format
Natural Science & Math Sector
Meeting times
TR 05:30 PM-09:20 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Yiran Chen
Description
A general introduction to the nature, history and use of human language, speech and writing. Topics include the biological basis of human language, and analogous systems in other creatures; relations to cognition, communication, and social organization; sounds, forms and meanings in the world's languages; the reconstruction of linguistic history and the family tree of languages; dialect variation and language standardization; language and gender; language learning by children and adults; the neurology of language and language disorders; the nature and history of writing systems. Intended for any undergraduate interested in language or its use, this course is also recommended as an introduction for students who plan to major in linguistics.
Course number only
001
Use local description
No

LING051 - Proto-Indo-European Languages

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Proto-Indo-European Languages
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING051301
Course number integer
51
Registration notes
Course is available to Freshmen.
Freshman Seminar
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
undergraduate
Instructors
Rolf Noyer
Description
Most of the languages now spoken in Europe, along with some languages of Iran, India and central Asia, are thought to be descended from a single language known as Proto-Indo-European, spoken at least six thousand years ago, probably in a region extending from north of the Black Sea in modern Ukraine east through southern Russia. Speakers of Proto-Indo-European eventually populated Europe in the Bronze Age, and their societies formed the basis of the classical civilizations of Greece and Rome, as well as of the Celtic, Germanic and Slavic speaking peoples. What were the Proto-Indo-Europeans like? What did they believe about the world and their gods? How do we know? Reconstruction of the Proto-Indo-European language, one of the triumphs of comparative and historical linguistics in the 19th and 20th centuries, allows us a glimpse into the society of this prehistoric people. In this seminar students will, through comparison of modern and ancient languages, learn the basis of this reconstruction -- the comparative method of historical linguistics -- as well as explore the culture and society of the Proto-Indo-Europeans and their immediate descendants. In addition, we will examine the pseudo-scientific basis of the myth of Aryan supremacy, and study the contributions of archaeological findings in determining the "homeland" of the Indo-Europeans. No prior knowledge of any particular language is necessary. This seminar should be of interest to students considering a major in linguistics, anthropology and archaeology, ancient history or comparative religion. (Also fulfills Cross-Cultural Analysis.)
Course number only
051
Fulfills
Cross Cultural Analysis
Use local description
No

LING650 - Topics in Natl Lang Synt

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Natl Lang Synt
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING650301
Course number integer
650
Meeting times
M 10:00 AM-12:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Martin Salzmann
Description
Detailed study of topics in syntax and semantics, e.g., pronominalization, negation, complementation. Topics vary from term to term.
Course number only
650
Use local description
No

LING630 - Seminar in Morphology

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Seminar in Morphology
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING630301
Course number integer
630
Registration notes
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
W 12:00 PM-02:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
David Scott Embick
Description
Readings in modern morphological theory and evaluation of hypotheses in the light of synchronic and diachronic evidence from various languages.
Course number only
630
Use local description
No

LING620 - Topics in Phonetics

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Topics in Phonetics
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING620301
Course number integer
620
Meeting times
W 09:30 AM-11:30 AM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Jianjing Kuang
Description
Topics in Phonetics
Course number only
620
Use local description
No

LING580 - Semantics I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
401
Title (text only)
Semantics I
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
401
Section ID
LING580401
Course number integer
580
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
MW 02:00 PM-03:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Florian Schwarz
Description
This course provides an introduction to formal semantics for natural language. The main aim is to develop a semantic system that provides a compositional interpretation of natural language sentences. We discuss various of the aspects central to meaning composition, including function application, modification, quantification, and binding, as well as issues in the syntax-semantics interface. The basic formal tools relevant for semantic analysis, including set theory, propositional logic, and predicate logic are also introduced.
Course number only
580
Cross listings
LING380401
Use local description
No

LING570 - Developmental Psycholing

Status
O
Activity
SEM
Section number integer
301
Title (text only)
Developmental Psycholing
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
301
Section ID
LING570301
Course number integer
570
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Meeting times
F 12:00 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Charles Yang
Description
The generative literature on language acquisition has produced many accurate and insightful descriptions of child language, but relatively few explicit accounts of learning that incorporate the role of individual experience into the knowledge of specific languages. Likewise, the experimental approach to language development has identified processes that could provide the bridge between the data and the grammar, but questions remain whether laboratory findings can sufficiently generalize to the full range of linguistic complexity. This course is an overview of research in language acquisition with particular focus on the important connection between what children know and how they come to know it.
Course number only
570
Use local description
No

LING550 - Syntax I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Syntax I
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING550001
Course number integer
550
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
MW 12:00 PM-01:30 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Julie Legate
Description
A general introduction at the graduate level to the analysis of sentence structure. The approach taken is that of contemporary generative-transformational grammar.
Course number only
550
Use local description
No

LING530 - Phonology I

Status
O
Activity
LEC
Section number integer
1
Title (text only)
Phonology I
Term
2020C
Subject area
LING
Section number only
001
Section ID
LING530001
Course number integer
530
Registration notes
Undergraduates Need Permission
Contact Dept Or Instructor For Classrm Info
Meeting times
TR 01:30 PM-03:00 PM
Level
graduate
Instructors
Rolf Noyer
Description
First half of a year-long introduction to the formal study of phonology. Basic concepts in articulatory phonetics; the distribution of sounds (phonemes and allophones); underlying and surface forms, and how to relate them using both ordered-rule and surface-constraint approaches. The survey of theoretical topics in this term includes distinctive features (context, organization, underspecification); the autosegmental representation of tone; and the theory of phonological domains and their interaction with morphological and syntactic constituency. Emphasizes hands-on analysis of a wide range of data.
Course number only
530
Use local description
No